Publications

Barribeau, S. and N.M. Gerardo. 2012. An evolutionarily and ecologically based strategy for genome sequencing efforts. Heredity 108: 577-580.

Altincicek, B., Kovacs, J.L. and N.M. Gerardo. 2012. Horizontally-transferred fungal carotenoid genes in the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae. Biology Letters 8(2): 253-257.

Altincicek, B., ter Braak, B., Laughton, A.M., Udekwi, K.I. and N.M. Gerardo. 2011. Escherichia coli K-12 pathogenicity in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum, reveals reduced antibacterial defense in aphids. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 35(10): 1091-1097.

Laughton, A.L., Hall, J.R., Strand, M., Altincicek, B. and N.M. Gerardo. 2011. Characterisation of immune responses in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum. Journal of Insect Physiology 57(6): 830-839.

Parker, B.J., Barribeau, S.M., Laughton, A.L., de Roode, J.C. and N.M. Gerardo. 2011. Non-immunological defense in an evolutionary framework. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26(5): 242-8.

De Roode, J., Rarick, R., Mongue. A., Gerardo, N.M., Hunter, M. 2011. Aphids indirectly increase virulence and transmission potential of a monarch butterfly parasite by reducing defensive chemistry of a shared food plant. Ecology Letters 14(5): 453-461.

Cafaro, M.J., Poulsen, M., Little, A.E.F., Price, S.L., Gerardo, N.M., Wong, B., Stuart, A.E., Larget, B., Abbot, P. and C.R. Currie. Specificity in the symbiotic association between fungus-growing ants and protective Pseudonocardia bacteria. Accepted, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B.

Barribeau, S., Sok, D. and N.M. Gerardo. 2010. Bacterial symbionts alter aphid reproductive investment in response to mortality risk. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 10:article 251.

Gerardo, N.M., Altincicek, B., Anselme C., Atamian, H., Barribeau, S.B., de Vos, M, Duncan, E.J., Evans, J.D., Gabaldon, T., Ghanim, M., Heddi, A., Kaloshian, I., Latorre, A., Moya, A., Nakabachi, A., Parker, B.J.**, Perez-Brocal, V., Pignatelli, M., Rahbe, Y., Ramsey, J., Spragg, C., Tamames, J., Tamarit, D., Tamborindeguy, C., Vincent-Montegat, C. and A. Vilcinskas. Immunity and defense in pea aphids, Acyrthrosiphon pisum. Genome Biology 11(2):R21

The International Aphid Genomics Consortium. 2010. The genome of the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum. PLOS Biology 8(2):e1000313. 

Poulsen M, Erhardt D, Little AEF, Gerardo NM, Tebbets B, Klein B, Currie CR. 2010. Variation in Pseudonocardia antibiotic defense helps govern parasite-induced morbidity in Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants. Environmental Microbiology Reports 2(10):534-540.

Gerardo, N.M. & E.J. Caldera. 2007. Labile associations between fungus-growing ant cultivars and their garden pathogens. International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal (ISME) 1: 373-384.

Gerardo, N.M., U.G. Mueller & C.R. Currie. 2006. Complex host-pathogen coevolution in the Apterostigma fungus-growing ant-microbe symbiosis. BMC Evolutionary Biology 6(88).

Gerardo, N.M., Jacobs, S., Currie, C.R.. & U.G. Mueller. 2006. Ancient host-pathogen associations maintained by specificity of chemotaxis and antibiosis. Public Library of Science - Biology (PLOS Biology) 4(8): 1358-1363.

Moran, N. A., P. Tran , & N. M. Gerardo. 2005. Symbiosis and insect diversification: an ancient symbiont of sap-feeding insects from the bacterial phylum Bacteroidetes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71(12): 8802-8810.

Mueller, U.G., N.M. Gerardo, D. Aanen, D. Six & T. Schultz. 2005. The evolution of agriculture in insects. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 36: 563-595.

Gerardo, N.M., U.G. Mueller, S. Price & C.R. Currie. 2004. Exploiting a mutualism: parasite specialization on cultivars within the fungus-growing ant symbiosis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 271: 1791-1798.

© Gerardo Lab, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 2012